Sales tax receipts in Brown County municipalities continue to increase, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office.

Brownwood’s sales tax allocation in June, a reflection of April sales, was $411,214, a 3.4 percent increase over June 2006’s allocation of $397,748.

“We’ve been hoping the rate would stabilize, and we’re happy with the positive growth,” City Finance Director Walter Middleton said.

Year-to-date, the allocation totals $2.8 million, an 8.6 percent increase over 2006’s year-to-date of $2.6 million.

Early’s allocation in June was $73,211, a 16.2 percent increase over June 2006’s allocation of $63,002. Year-to-date was down once again — $529,227, an 8.3 percent reduction from 2006’s $577,448.

Early City Administrator Ken Thomas has said the year-to-date numbers are still being affected by the big payment the city received one month after officials discovered an Early business had mistakenly been paying sales tax to Brownwood. The city received an extra $93,440 in January 2006 because of the mistake.

Bangs’ allocation for June was $4,819, a 24.6 percent increase over June 2006’s allocation of $3,867.

Year to date in Bangs was $34,311, a 5.4 percent increase over 2006’s allocation of $32,566.

Blanket’s allocation for June was $776, a 4.4 percent increase over June 2006’s allocation of $743. Year to date was $6,571, a 10.6 percent increase over $5,938 in 2006.

The total amount of sales tax payments to all four Brown County municipalities in June was $490,022, a 5.3 percent percent increase over June 2006’s allocation of $465,362. Year to date county-wide allocation was $3.4 million, a 5.6 percent increase over the $3.3 million in 2006.